Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger EP 4 - "Fire! The Gaburevolver of Courage"

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Writer: Riku Sanjo​

After international playboy Ian Yorkland, the true identity of Kyoryu Black, is attacked by Debo Doronbosu, he remembers how he once was never able to fire a gun and becoming a Kyoryuger changed that.
 

Araki

always henshining'
it took us four episodes to get to the first moment of the team henshining' together and there was a great sense of payoff in the end. loved it
 

kuroihikari

Member
That first fight was actually great. Smooth-flowing teamwork from Blue, Green, and Pink.

Both Nossan and his Deboss equivalent (the Sorrow one) are hilarious.

Finally. Kyoryujin Western fights just like the GokaiRobo with the Dekaranger attachment (or the Dekarobo). And it has Marvelous's finisher :D.
 
Like ep 3, ep 4 was another okay episode for me.

I'm glad the sound effects were a bit more toned down in this ep compared to ep 3. Though still a bit too much imo. That scene at the start, jeez, why all the sound effects. It also looks weird having to hear that bouncy sound whenever Red jumps. :shrug:

I'm glad the mecha combination sequence was cut a bit shorter. And Kyoryujin Western was pretty cool. Wish we got to see it a bit more.~

Is it just me, or did the fight scenes in this episode feel less good compared to the last 3 eps?

Despite what little Souji did in this ep, I strangely liked him more here than in ep 3. :p Maybe it's cause it was nice to see him have some actual chemistry finally. Like that scene where he's defending King from Ian. I really wish there was more of that. I do see potential in Souji, but the show needs to do more with him imo. :p

As for Ian... I feel like the ep didn't do a great job at getting me to care for him honestly. We are lead to believe that he's haunted by this sad past. I mean, at the start of the ep, he even freaks out and is unable to shoot his gun. But after one little talk with King, he immediately gets over it all and becomes great friends with the team. It's not bad, but feels very rushed, making Ian hard to find believable (I think making this a 2-parter would've worked). The one thing I would like to see more of is his relation to Aigaron, which sadly only showed up in the last few seconds of the ep. Overall, I think Ian has potential, but it's yet to be seen. Hope to see it soon.

So yeah, overall, the ep was okay. Not bad, but could've been so much better.

I really want to know more about Torin than anyone else. I kinda feel like I don't quite completely know everything that's going on in this show. The show feels like it's taking it's time to tell us things or to get the story moving. The show has had a decent start so far. I hope it gets way better soon.
 

Goty

Member
Thought it was another great episode, on par with last week's. This team is showing great chemistry and potential, and there was really something very satisfying on seeing these characters finally transforming together this late. That's a sign the risk they took starting the series with a "team formation" arc was worth it.

The team having to fight out of suit because the batteries were recharging made room for a great action scene, and i have the feeling this will happen a lot.

I also like how every episode so far had a mini-cliffhanger, and this week was the first on the villains' side of things. Aigaron is a fun character, he sounds like he's dying inside a little everytime he talks, heh.

We are lead to believe that he's haunted by this sad past. I mean, at the start of the ep, he even freaks out and is unable to shoot his gun. But after one little talk with King, he immediately gets over it all and becomes great friends with the team.

"Sad past" is more like "an event that happened days ago". :laugh: There wasn't much time for him to grieve over it or develop a lifelong trauma.

I think he wanted to get closer to them from day one, he was just afraid to fail them like he failed his friend, that's what was stopping him and Daigo saw just through it. Ian was grateful that Daigo believed in him despite knowing the story. Although judging by next week's summary on Toei's site, he's not exactly "great friends" with the team yet.
 
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"Sad past" is more like "an event that happened days ago". :laugh: There wasn't much time for him to grieve over it or develop a lifelong trauma.

I think he wanted to get closer to them from day one, he was just afraid to fail them like he failed his friend, that's what was stopping him and Daigo saw just through it. Ian was grateful that Daigo believed in him despite knowing the story. Although judging by next week's summary on Toei's site, he's not exactly "great friends" with the team yet.

Was it just a few days ago? I thought they said a few months ago. Huh, whoops.

I'm honestly still not sure how to feel about Ian or know exactly what he wanted with the team. Again, the story felt kinda rushed and would've loved to have seen it expanded upon. I'm still not quite feeling for the character yet. And yeah, I know he's not GREAT friends with them. But at least he's part of the team now. Should be interesting how that turns out.
 
I'm honestly still not sure how to feel about Ian or know exactly what he wanted with the team. Again, the story felt kinda rushed and would've loved to have seen it expanded upon. I'm still not quite feeling for the character yet. And yeah, I know he's not GREAT friends with them. But at least he's part of the team now. Should be interesting how that turns out.

I agree: especially since in fact, the plot isn't over since the real murderer of Ian's friend is still around; I guess that there is still some potential development for that plot.
That said, as a playboy, Ian doesn't impress me like Gai Yuki or even Sho Hayate (who played the playboy persona in a funny way)
 

Bigdog

New Member
Like ep 3, ep 4 was another okay episode for me.

I'm glad the sound effects were a bit more toned down in this ep compared to ep 3. Though still a bit too much imo. That scene at the start, jeez, why all the sound effects. It also looks weird having to hear that bouncy sound whenever Red jumps. :shrug:

You will be in the number that will complain of said lack of sound effects in the Power Rangers adaptation.
 
Was it just a few days ago? I thought they said a few months ago. Huh, whoops.

I'm honestly still not sure how to feel about Ian or know exactly what he wanted with the team. Again, the story felt kinda rushed and would've loved to have seen it expanded upon. I'm still not quite feeling for the character yet. And yeah, I know he's not GREAT friends with them. But at least he's part of the team now. Should be interesting how that turns out.


Yup its more than a few days ago as green, blue, pink and black were already rangers when Torin met King, and his training took a month
 

GoseiKnight

You Need A Mint
I could already tell from the preview, Ian was going to fail when he attempted to use Kentrospiker in the Gabrevolver. Goes to show not all of the Juudenchi can be used just any kind of way :sweat:
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
As much as I like the fights, I'm starting to notice how obvious it is to pick up when the stunt doubles are standing in for the actors themselves. It's like Koichi always has them do that thing where they sweep their arm over their face, that's one of the few drawbacks those action scenes have.

Other than that, I'm love Kyoryuger a whole lot right now, it's hitting all the right notes with me. I love the characters (though Souji's actor could use some work), suits, action, even the bad guys aren't as lame as I thought they would be. I'm surprised by just how well done the mecha action continues to be in this show, the Western fight scene here was my favorite so far.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I loved episode 4. The build up over these first episodes to the full team fight and henshin has been amazing. The fight itself was so much fun to watch. I can not wait to see more.
 

Kivat

Some kind of Beast mode
Another really enjoyable episode.

~As soon as Go-onBlack makes his appearance, they kill his ass...I guess it was his time to Go-Off...AHEM, bad jokes aside, I thought it was a cool pair up they did, given that Gunpei had more or less the same character gimmick; expert marksman, prefers gun over other weapons, etc.

~The action scenes are pretty awesome, I hope they stay consistent. Although, I have this feeling fists will rarely be used as far as in suit battles go. On the other hand, they give Ami really nice drill attacks. They don't slack with her fight choreo either.

I also like how they're trying to fit civilian fights in every episode so far, and they aren't too short either. The casts are doing a lot of the fights as well. Keep'em coming.

~The batteries, functioning like actual batteries? Yes. Them needing to be charged is a beautiful weakness which I hope is touched upon more in the future, it also gives them a reason to fight without powers and good reason to receive other powers.

~Parasagon lives in/on a castle? Boss.

~Even though I would have liked for the ranger identity conflict to drag on a bit longer, the build up to the team finally being formed was still awesome. Torin made it just a tad epic as well.

I just can't help but wonder, what the writers are going to do now...either they have a lot in store, or they rushed major characterization within the first 4 episodes just because of toys.

***** I love how in the preview for Brave 5 the announcer is full on hype, until the white guy appears and he's all "...the **** is that.."
 

Shirubaa

Lurker
In Gokaiger world, Ian was inspired to become a gun sporting black ranger after failing to save the last gun sporting black ranger. :p
 

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
As much as I enjoyed the episode, I did somewhat feel the constraint of introducing the guardians and Ramirez next week. I thought Ian could have at least gotten one more episode, but it was fine and enjoyable nonetheless.

I'm liking how varied the battles are for sure. There is a lot of mixing and matching and I enjoy that a lot. I also enjoyed the nice twist with Aigallon, which sorta compensates for having to tie everything together in that one episode. I could sorta guess the Deboss were better than they sounded on paper and I really enjoy the emotion-aspect of each warrior. Rage, Happiness, Sorrow. Maybe we'll get more revived later on.
 
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